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National Council of Jewish Women. Denver Section


The National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section (NCJW) was a women's philanthropic organization founded by Carrie Benjamin in October 1893 to serve the Denver, Colorado Jewish community. Most of the early members were members of Temple Emanuel in Denver and were dedicated to social causes. Education was an early priority of the Denver Section and classes were held to serve Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the West Colfax area of Denver. The Council established a settlement house in West Denver for Jewish boys, worked with disabled children and initiated the Children's Traveling Theatre. During World War II, the Council was involved in the resettlement of Jewish refugees in Denver.

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National Council of Jewish Women, 1964

Identifier: B063.04.0037.00091
Abstract Several unidentified older men and women sit at tables during a model Seder sponsored by the Denver Section of the Council of Jewish Women. Mr. Salomon Mendelsohn stands at the head table and holds a glass and a book. Mendelsohn leads the Seder and provides explanations to the guests.
Dates: 1964